Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

It Sounds Like It’d Be Great To Create On, But Writer’s Block Actually Sucks.

Seriously, I’d rather be tasked with brushing the teeth of a rabid jackal, or teach a Kardashian how to open a book than have to overcome writer’s block. As any of my ten regular readers can tell you, I haven’t … Continue reading

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The Accident May Be Murdoch Mysteries’ Finest Moment.

There is one thing above all else that separates anyone who is successful in their respective field from their competition… hunger. If you want something bad enough, if you crave it above all others, if you truly desire it, you’ll … Continue reading

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This Is Going To Tick You Off, My Darling Daughter…

…But since I’m a father I’m obligated to do this sort of thing. So buckle up, kid; it’s your “Secret Origin Day”.  Yes, I went there.  Anyone can use “Birthday”; I prefer to be the best nerd I can be. … Continue reading

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Murdoch Mysteries Channels Huey Lewis. (Sort Of.)

Bear with me on this one; it’s going to take a minute but it’ll be worth it. (I hope.) Huey Lewis and the News, those crazy 80s rock icons, once recorded a song called Back In Time, from the Back … Continue reading

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I’m No MLK… But I Do What I Can.

This may be difficult to believe, but my childhood and early adolescence weren’t peppered with incidents of extreme human absurdity and smartassery on my part. Don’t get me wrong, my early days were dominated by bizarre adventures, parental physical abuse, … Continue reading

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Why I’m Opting Out Of NaBloPoMo.

(Super exciting title, right?) But let’s get down to brass tacks: NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month.” The goal of NaBloPoMo is for participants to write a post a day for an entire month. This, of course, mirrors NaNoWriMo, … Continue reading

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100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part Two.

Thank you for continuing this journey with me, even though it’s taken awhile. Now, where to begin… Oh wait, I know! 51)  “Where was I?” Honestly, I ask myself that question a million times a day.  I’m guilty of starting … Continue reading

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